So, I’ve done one training walk since Tampa… The couch Is not my friend… I stepped on the scale last night and I am up 7 pounds (not that that is the end all be all, but I’ve done nothing…)…and this morning was the Jingle Jog…not my typical cushy 5k… This was a true cross country race, and my first ever.
I am happy with my 39.45 finish in that it was under 40 minutes, but disappointed that I was so out of shape. At the end I was able to push through and finish strong. Even heard my dad yelling “kick it” at the end. 😉 I am excited that I did so well…
Earlier this week I developed excruciating pain in my left hip. As I evaluated why I was hurting I discovered I was wearing horrible shoes and my hubby was kind enough to point out I’ve been spending WAY too much time on the couch. 😦
So, Wednesday I started “moving”and wearing good tennies. I was really nervous about today’s event and the pain in that hip.
Then I started running. Other than being horribly winded and a lovely shade of crimson at the finish line I felt great! The hip pain is gone.
Dr. Green of Chiropractic Care & Rehab frequently talks about movement for healing, today is a testament to this concept. Long ago I would have babied that hip and wondered why it kept getting worse… Today, I know that if I begin moving and working those muscles with care they will loosen up and work better.
I am not advocating that you go out and over do it when you hurt, especially if you have done something to injure yourself. I AM saying if you’ve not done anything too injure yourself and you start hurting in a joint area… Get moving….
Remember… THE COUCH IS SATAN!
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